Jack Collison admits it will be a “bit strange” turning out for the club where it all started – Peterborough United – against the club he loves with a passion, West Ham United tomorrow at London Road.
He said: “I still have so much feeling for the Irons but my whole intention is to help take The Posh into the Championship this season.
“I was here as a kid and to be back feels comfortable but to be playing against all my old team mates is bound to be a bit odd.”
With reports circulating that Stewart Downing will miss tomorrow’s game because of a likely switch from Upton Park to the north east Collis declared: “It would be a shame if he left. He was brilliant in the early part of last season. I’d love to see him stay but he must do what’s right for him.”
Jack – who will be joining ClaretandHugh and our new podcast for the new season is delighted to see Slaven Bilic in charge of the club.
He said: “For me it was always nailed on.He’s a quality manager and is building a great squad. I think the Hammers could be in for a top season but tomorrow it’s all about getting up to fitness and getting a result under our belts.”
Peterborough United v Irons
Saturday July 11
Kick off: 3pm